Curriculum and Assessment: About

“Research clearly demonstrates that children
learn more in programs where there is a well planned and implemented curriculum. Thus, it is essential for every early childhood setting – be it a school, a center, or a family child care home – to have a high-quality curriculum in written form and for teachers and care providers to use it to guide their planning
and implementation of learning experiences.”

Bredekamp & Copple, 2009, p. 41-42

“Well-planned and effective assessment can inform teaching and program improvement, and contribute to better outcomes for children … [They] can make crucial contributions to the improvement of children’s well-being, but only if they are well designed, implemented effectively, developed in the context of systematic planning, and are interpreted and used appropriately. Otherwise, assessment ofchildren and programs can have negative consequences for both.”

(National Research Council. Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What, and How. 2008, p.12)

For assistance contact:
Jen Kalis, Early Childhood RtI Statewide Coordinator, or call 608-786-4810

Updated 8/19/2016